The race is five continous Iron Man distance triathlons. A total of 18km swim, 900km bike and 211km run with a time limit of 153hrs. Luca is a friend and customer of Laboratorio Corsa, our Italian distributor and wore our Respond shoe for the run/walk section (211km).
Our Ambassador, William Sichel, competed in this unique New York race earlier this summer completing 2904 miles in the 52 days allowed and set multiple records at World, British and Scottish level and at a variety of distances, in what he has described as the most demanding event he has ever competed in. William commented:
“The combination of multiple days where the temperature passed 35 deg C, high humidity and prolonged torrential downpours, they were the most testing conditions I have ever been challenged with.”
William averaged 55.8 miles a day for the 52 days and finished as 5th man and 7th place overall.
From all of us at Freet, many congratulations William, and enjoy the recovery period!
‘I can’t express how much wearing freets has changed my time outdoors and also my awareness of my surroundings. After wearing the average shoe for 14 or 15 years of my life, my foot had slowly changed to render useless when barefoot. Jumping off even small heights created excruciating pain. My balance slowly deteriorated due to my toes being pushed together. Now, after almost 2 years after wearing freet shoes my feet are back up and running like a freshly serviced machine. They are the piece of engineering that they were supposed to be. Shock absorbing. Wide toe spread. And sensitive to the change in ground. Of course barefoot would be the ideal – but one must wear shoes when required – and freets are the best choice in my opinion!’
See Luther’s films here
William Sichel, Freet Ambassador, runs 305.5km in 48hrs in his Freet Connect shoes in the Hungarian 48hr race setting new records. Orkney-based ultra marathon runner, William (64), celebrated his return to competitive ultra running, after a 6 month bereavement break.
William quotes Ryan Holiday: “Ego is the Enemy – the Obstacle is the Way”
TYF (Luther) is a fifteen year old boy who lives in Devon and runs a fast growing youtube channel known as ‘The Young Filmmaker. On that channel he aims to promote healthy living and creativity on teenagers as well as people of a range of ages. Now, almost reaching 2,000 people and an average of 1,000 views within the first few days of a new post, he receives messages saying how he inspires and motivates people to live a healthier life and be more adventurous. Nice work Luther.